String Quartet No.8 (McEwen, John Blackwood)

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Performer Pages Steve's Bedroom Band (string quartet)
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Cary & Co., 1916. Plate C.B. 126.
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Performance of La Racleuse movement. Competition performance, students at Skola za muzicke talente, Ćuprija, Serbia in March 2015. Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.8
Alternative. Title String Quartet No.8 "Biscay" (or No.6)
Composer McEwen, John Blackwood
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJM 10
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Le Phare. Allegro maestoso ( = 80)
II. Les Dunes. Andante mesto ( = 72)
III. La Racleuse (Scherzo). Vivace ( = 152)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913
First Performance. 1915, London String Quartet
First Publication. 1916 – London: Cary & Co.
Dedication The London String Quartet
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, Viola, Cello

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La Racleuse is not described as a scherzo on the parts themselves, however.

Note: See WorldCat
for 1913 date, and these PDF program notes ((c) 2003, Levon Chilingirian) re the 1915 first performance.

At least three? commercial recordings, on Chandos and on Meridian (Edinburgh Quartet). Cadensa lists a 1916 recording by the London String Quartet on Columbia (Columbia L1116, said to be very slightly abridged.)

Republished by Oxford University Press in 1923.